NGD: 1963 Gibson Firebird VII

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  1. sangandongo

    sangandongo V.I.P. Member

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    One of 20 made in '63. No breaks, beautiful condition. Two piece neck, as opposed to the 3 to 9 piece layered necks. (My '63 III has a 5 piece neck.)

    Anyhow, here it is.

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    And next to my '63 Firebird III.

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  2. bossaddict

    bossaddict Premium Member

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    :wow:

    I've got a '60s FB in the mail, but nothing to compete with that. Congrats on an epic score!
     
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    Oh, I don't know. Firebirds are so all over the map in playability. I've had 7, but I lucked out on my III and VII. A couple others I've had were a little bit on the iffy side with either the neck or the pickup balance.

    What did you pick up?
     
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    It's a '65 non-reverse I. Should be here by the end of the week. :hyper:
     
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  5. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    very nice
     
  6. sangandongo

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    Sweet! To me, non-reverse Firebirds are superior to SGs. I'd love to see a picture.
     
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  7. SingeMonkey

    SingeMonkey Senior Member

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    Too beautiful. The perfect Firebird.
     
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    Sweet!

    How do you like the pickups?
     
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  9. sangandongo

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    They're like PAFs, but tighter. The elusive wooliness is in these.
     
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  10. Have FUN

    Have FUN Senior Member

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    Superb, sublimissime Firebird :drool:
     
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    Grazie!
     
  12. Donal

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    Really beautiful :thumb:

    Congrats and HNGD :applause:
     
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    Absolutely stunning.
    Well done.
     
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  14. bluesguitar1972

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    very nice man, HNGD
     

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